positive airway pressure device
pressure changed 12 to 16 BY rotech (doctor prescribed 14), i set at 13.8
sometimes air pushes mouth open so i use cheap chin strap
overweight 236 (was 262 dieting) age 63.5
scored 40 ahi test in hospital so severe apnea
Hope my journey helps other. Great Forum (best in the world)
waiting to get pillow. if i can find full mask will try that later
this week. I am hoping my continued weight loss helps.
Exercise more (painful to exercise). I also hope my story
helps other. Took me 9 months to get equipment. Then
one issue after another for 6 months. I was ready to toss machine in trash.
A little disappointed my doc did not even know you can change machine
settings on your own.
ROTECH ONLY CARES ABOUT BEING LAZY SO
IN THE INSTRUCTION BOOK THEY HIDE THE FACT OF STATS AND MACHINE ADJUSTMENT. I READ SOMEWHERE THEY ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THE TECHNOLOGY. WORST HEALTH CARE COMPANY I HAVE EVER SEEN.
TOOK THEM 6 WEEKS TO CHANGE PRESSURE (I CAN DO IT OWN MY OWN
NOW). YOU MUST BE SLEEP NAZI AND OBSESSED WITH GETTING BETTER.
YOU MUST LEARN HOW TO READ STATS AND ADJUST SETTINGS OR YOU WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFUL
AHI, LEAKAGE, PRESSURE (STILL LEARNING NOT PROUD 0R ARROGANT)
I am encouraged. I tightened nasal mask a tad. Not much i can do
with half ass cheap chin strap. I was at a football bar last nite
so my nose we running for congress but it did not run while I slept.
SLEPT on left side (right side causes leaks). have to lay on back sometimes
because of pain in legs. trying to go back to bed. Best stats so far.
leak rate 20
1-when circles around eyes improve i will know things are getting
better. would bed elevation help any (don't know how i can do that)
2-2nd shot at sleep. lets see if i can
3-do not know why i woke up. chin strap and mask stayed in place.
4-goal find a way to get to sleep by 10pm . have to wait till i am
extremely tired or i will not go to sleep. can not use machine during
day. I must nap without it if i have to.
5-will get SD card reader this week and start to use Sleeprider
6-TRYING TO GET LEAK RATE TO SINGLE DIGITS.
ANY THOUGHTS BY EXPERIENCED USERS IS NEVER IGNORED
THANKS. REMEMBER IF I CAN DO THIS ANYONE CAN.